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Local Legend Chris Landry: Lessons from a phantom pioneer

Landry is a recluse, that’s a totally fair word. I think he might even characterize himself that way. He was a very influential skier in the ’70s and ’80s not only doing the first descent [of the Landry Line] on Pyramid Peak but also the first descent of Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier, which was huge and not repeated for many years.


Skintrack Sketches: Kate Zessel finds creativity on the skintrack

Hailing from Whistler, B.C., 27-year-old artist Kate Zessel seems to have everything figured out. But her path to success hasn’t been a straight one; growing up, she wasn’t sure how to make art a … [Read More...]

Aspen’s Mountain Man: Lou Dawson

Editors' Note: This as-told-by story originally ran in our Steep Issue as part of The Revival Tour, a feature documenting the past, present and future of  Aspen, Colorado, its surrounding Elk … [Read More...]